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Plant-based Protein [Visuals]

Plant-based protein [Visuals] | ecogreenlove

A healthy plant-based diet can benefit both our health and the planet. Transitioning to a more plant-based diet should focus on increasing healthy plant foods and worry less about reducing animal products.

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Plant-based Protein sources [Visual]

Plant-based protein sources [Visual] | ecogreenlove

Protein is essential for the growth and repair of our cells and tissues. Although protein is often associated with animal products, many plant foods are also good sources. As long as protein comes from a variety of plant sources, vegans and vegetarians can easily meet their protein needs. In this infographic, The European Food Information Council (EUFIC), shows the protein content of different vegan and vegetarian dishes rich in plant-based protein.

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9 Powerful Nutrients that help you get a good night’s Sleep [Infographic]

What the heck happened? It is another Tuesday night and you are again rolling in your bed trying get some sleep. You have your earbuds in and your sleep mask on, so why do you still have problems with falling asleep?

What if I told you that you can get rid of these horrible insomnia nights? The solution is adding simple food products to your diet to ensure you get the right sleep improving nutrients.

A mistake a lot of people make is consuming stimulants after 14:00. An Example of a stimulant would be caffeine. So, imagine this you are at work and thinking of getting that dark chocolate or another coffee.

It is just a small snack/drink, right? Yes, but it also has a great impact on your sleep since caffeine takes a while to wear of. People tend to underestimate how much of an influence a cup of coffee at 15:00 can have on your sleep.

But enough about avoiding consumables before bedtime. As said before Eating the right foods can have a big positive impact on you sleep quality. If you are interested then keep on reading because you are about to discover the holy grail of sleep enriching foods.

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Go Meat free at Work [Infographic]

Go Meat free at Work [Infographic] | ecogreenlove

How reducing the amount of meat you eat can be better for your health and the environment.

While many people eat meat every day in the office, there are definitely advantages in going meat-free. While I’m sure everyone is aware of the fact that cutting down on the amount of meat you have can save you money and help you lose weight, fewer people are as aware of the link between eating meat and cancer. The International Agency for Research on Cancer state that there is a causal link between eating processed meats and contracting cancer and that there is a strong correlation between eating red meat and cancer. This research is backed up by studies carried out by The Harvard School of Public Health, who found that unprocessed meat increases the risk of cardiovascular disease by 18% and of cancer by 10%. Processed meat, on the other hand, increasing the risk of cardiovascular disease by 21% and of cancer by 16%.

Another reason to eat less meat is the effect rearing these animals has on the environment. Currently the rearing of livestock takes up 30% of the earth’s surface and the livestock sector produces as much global greenhouse gases as the exhaust emissions of every car, train, ship and aircraft on the planet.

The guide below covers all of this and also gives you information on how to make sure you get enough protein and other ways you can make your packed lunch more eco-friendly, including a seasonal eating guide. Euroffice also added some quick and easy vegetarian recipes for you to start with.

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